Frisky Business - Jessica Williams

  • Aired:  08/13/13
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Reporting live from "business Harlem," Jessica Williams reveals that white-collar crime is disproportionately committed by people who fit a certain profile. (2:35)

(BLEEP)ER!"

IRRITATING, ISN'T IT?

A LITTLE IRRITATING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

FOR TURN WE TURN TO SENIOR DAILY

SHOW CORRESPONDENT JESSICA

WILLIAMS.

JESSICA, AS SOMEONE WHO IS MORE

LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS

THAN I AM, DO YOU AGREE THAT

STOP AND FRISK GOES TOO FAR?

>> NO!

I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER KELLY.

IF ANYTHING, STOP AND FRISK

DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH!

JOHN, PEOPLE NEED TO ACCEPT THIS

PROGRAM AS A FACT OF URBAN LIFE.

AND RIGHT NOW I'M STANDING IN

ONE OF NEW YORK'S MOST

CRIME-RIDDEN NEIGHBORHOODS.

>> John: WHERE EXACTLY ARE

YOU, JESS?

>> I'M ON WALL STREET.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: WHAT?

YOU'RE ON WALL STREET?

>> YEAH, I'M ON WALL STREET.

THE WHITE BRONX, BUSINESS

HARLEM.

AND FRANKLY, JOHN, I DON'T FEEL

SAFE HERE.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE

POLICE DO THEIR FREAKING JOBS

AND START STOPPING PEOPLE DOWN

HERE.

>> John: THAT'S NOT FAIR.

THAT'S NOT FAIR, JESSICA.

YOU'RE CALLING FOR THE ARBITRARY

HARASSMENT OF ANYONE ON WALL

STREET.

>> NO, NO, NO.

JUST PEOPLE YOU SUSPECT TO BE

WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS.

YOU KNOW, WALKING AROUND IN

TAILORED SUITS, SLICKED BACK

HAIR, ALWAYS NEED SUNSCREEN, IF

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING.

(LAUGHTER).

>> John: I DON'T LIKE THE

IMPLICATION THERE.

>> LOOK, I KNOW THIS ISN'T

COMFORTABLE BUT IF YOU DON'T

WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME MAYBE YOU

SHOULDN'T DRESS THAT WAY!

BOOM!

>> John: WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.

I DON'T LIKE THAT.

THAT'S RACIST.

JESSICA, THAT IS RACIST.

YOU'RE PROFILING WHITE MEN IN

SUITS.

I AM A WHITE MAN IN A SUIT.

>> HEY, IT'S OKAY.

I CAN SAY THAT.

SOME OF MY BEST FRIEND ARE WHITE

MEN IN SUIT.

>> John: THAT'S A FOUL.

>> THEY'RE TOTALLY FINE WITH IT.

AND SURE, THE SYSTEM IS NOT

PERFECT.

90% OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STOPPED

WON'T HAVE DONE ANYTHING WRONG.

BUT ISN'T IT WORTH A SLIGHT

INCONVENIENCE TO THEIR DAY IF IT

MEANS JUST STOPPING ONE

INVESTMENT BANK FROM BETTING

AGAINST THE SAME PRODUCT IT'S

SELLING?

>> John: NO, NO, JESSICA, CAN

I TELL YOU THIS?

YOU ARE MERELY PERPETUATE AGO

NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE.

THAT'S IGNORANCE.

THAT'S ALL THAT IS.

(LAUGHTER)

>> JOHN, I HATE TO SAY IT

BECAUSE I DON'T LIVE IN THEIR

NEIGHBORHOODS OR EXPERIENCE THE

PROBLEMS SPECIFIC TO THEIR

LIVES.

>> John: THAT'S RIGHT, YOU

DON'T.

YOU DON'T.

>> BUT IT IS A HARD FACT THAT

WHITE-COLLAR CRIME IS

DISPROPORTIONATELY COMMITTED BY

PEOPLE FIT A SERB PROFILE.

>> John: HEY, HEY --

>> SO IF YOU'RE SAY WHITE UPPER

EAST SIDE BILLIONAIRE WITH TIES

TO THE FINANCIAL COMMUNITY LIKE

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, YOU'VE JUST

GOT TO ACCEPT GETTING ROUGHED UP

BY THE POLICE EVERY ONCE IN A

WHILE!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

YOU KNOW, FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY.

>> John: JESSICA WILLIAMS,

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